Revista de enfermedades y trastornos inflamatorios del intestino

Navigating Bowel Endometriosis: Implications for Fertility and Reproductive Health


Jianmin Imly

Bowel endometriosis is a subtype of endometriosis characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue on or within the walls of the bowel. It is estimated that approximately 5-15% of women with endometriosis have bowel involvement. Bowel endometriosis can significantly impact fertility and reproductive health. This article aims to provide an overview of the relationship between bowel endometriosis and fertility, including the mechanisms by which it affects fertility, diagnostic approaches, and treatment options. Understanding this complex relationship is crucial for healthcare professionals involved in the care of women with endometriosis, as it can help optimize reproductive outcomes and guide treatment decisions.

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